self-denial


self–de·ni·al

noun \-di-ˈnī(-ə)l\

: the act of not allowing yourself to have or do something you want

Full Definition of SELF-DENIAL

:  a restraint or limitation of one's own desires or interests

First Known Use of SELF-DENIAL

1642

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